Tutor: Michelle Griep
Length: Full Year Class Period: Wednesday, period 1
Description: Webster's defines civics as the study of civic affairs and the duties and rights of citizenship. Civic affairs are how our government, economic, and political systems are supposed to operate as defined by our founding fathers. In light of this, we will focus on the Constitution for the first half of the year. For the second half, we'll study branches of government, political parties, foreign policy, opinion/truth/propaganda in politics, and citizen responsibilities such as voting and how that works.

Tutor: Michelle Griep is a historical fiction author with an avid interest in government affairs. She has been a homeschool mom for the past twenty years, many of which have been spent tutoring other students and teaching classes in a variety of subject areas.

Level: Grades 9-12
Prerequisite: None
Homework: 45 minutes per day
Texts: (to be purchased by parents BEFORE CLASSES BEGIN)

  •  Foundation for Freedom, by Lars Johnson - Christian Liberty Press (ISBN 978-1-935796-37-4),

  • Are You Liberal? Conservative? or Confused? by Richard J. Maybury - Bluestocking Press (ISBN 0-942617-54-1),

  • The following Alpha Omega Lifepac workbooks:
    • Government & Economics 12, unit 3 (#1203): The American Party System,  (can be purchased here.)
    • Government & Economics 12, unit 5: (#1205) The Christian and His Government,   (can be purchased here.)
    • Civics, unit 3: Branches of Government (can be purchased here.)
    • Civics, unit 5: Relationship to the World  (can be purchased here.)

Civics Lifepac

Government & Economics Lifepac

Supplies: $15, 3-ring notebook binder